SW 205 Introduction to Social Work
F2J 2008 PV
Bachelors in PsychologyMasters in Social Work
Meetings upon request
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October 22 - December 10
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 11th edition. Morales, Et Al.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Mid-term (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Pop Quizzes (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· News Review (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Web Site /Search (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Reaction Paper (LO 1,3,4)
· Core Assessment: Position Paper: (LO 1-6)
· Career Development Pathway (LO 1,4)
· Final Exam (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
• Mid-term = 25 points
• Written summery of interview with a Social Worker = 10 points
• Reflection paper and presentation over a specific field of SW = 15 points
• Final Exam = 30 points
• Strengths Assessment and Wellness Plan = 10 points
• Class Participation = 10 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Course work is expected on the date assinged unless arrangements have been made between the student and instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: In order to maintain a positive learning environment the following ground rules will be followed:
1. Personal perspectives will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
2. Discussion will reflect an exchange of information, experiences, ideas, and opinions that have an educational value.
3. If you work in groups, it is the responsibility of the group members to delegate work. All members of a group must present on the project and all will receive the same grade.
4. Because of our sensitive subject matter, courtesy needs to be maintained in the classroom at all times. Students need to arrive on time. Students will not hold private conversations when another person is speaking. Students will speak one at a time.
5. If student’s behavior in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the student’s behavior continues to be disruptive, that student may be asked to leave the classroom and will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Activities and Assingments
Review syllabus/ Social Work as a Profession (Ch. 1,2) Strengths Perspectives
Read Ch. 3-7
Evolution, History and Purpose of Social Welfare
Strengths assessment and Wellness Plan Due Next Week
Read Ch. 8-11
Many Faces of Social Work, Group exercise related to ethics
Review for Mid-Term next week
Different Settings for Social Practice
Social Worker Interview Due
Social Work practice with special Populations
Special Populations cont.
Presentations due next week
Review for Final
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Last Updated:10/1/2008 2:15:04 PM